Sunday, April 19, 2009

Darn Tough Vermont Awarded Army Contract

© 2009 Albert A Rasch
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As many of you know, I love Darn Tough Vermont socks. Not only are they the best darn sock out there, but they are made right here in the United States of America in Northfield, Vermont. Northfield is the very town that I started my university career at, home to Norwich University and the Norwich University Corp of Cadets!

Recently Darn Tough Vermont Socks was awarded an $8.5 million contract to provide their Merino wool boot sock to the Army as part of the Fire Resistant Environmental Ensemble known as the FREE Clothing System. Not something you would wear to local charity ball, but a new and integral part of a multi-layer insulating system that is easily adaptable to a variety of mission profiles.

Sales Manger Roland Beliveau states that, “The announcement of this award represents the culmination of several years of hard work and many manufacturers coming together to develop and provide the U.S. Army with a high performance safe clothing system. We are excited to know that soldiers around the world will be more comfortable wearing our Vermont made socks.”

In support of the contract, Darn Tough Vermont and the Cabot Hosiery Mill will knit and provide the U.S. Army with their 100% U.S. sourced and manufactured Merino wool boot socks.

If you want to know what a good US made product is, go to my evaluation of Darn Tough Vermont Boot Socks.

"If our All Weather Performance Socks aren't the most comfortable and durable socks you've ever owned, return them for your money back."
Ric Cabot

With a guarantee like that, it is no small wonder that Cabot Hosiery Mills and Darn Tough Vermont are making a place for themselves in the annals of American manufacturing history.

Do yourself a favor, save up a few dollars and order yourself a pair. Do that every so often until you have a drawer full of them to cover you while you work, play, and hunt. You won't be disappointed!

I should know.
I wear them exclusively.

Albert A Rasch
The Hunt Continues...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

In my opinion everything and anything should be made here in the United States.
I spent a lot of time growing up in North Troy Vermont which is a stones through away from Canada.
Ayneone with any type of military experience knows that keeping your feet dry and comfortable is vitally important. I'm happy to hear an American company got the contract.